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  1. Got the yellow truck started, heard it run, but had some issues. Engine itself seem ok, but ignition and carburetor seem to be struggling. The engine is sealed for water submersion , everything is sealed including the distrubutor, sparkplug, spark plug wires and the engine has no open vents
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  2. And a new idea…. I’ve got some more thoughts, pics, and ideas to post another day.
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  3. Haha, nope, not selling this, will update as progress commences. Will be waiting for about a month for parts, as per shipping delays and other things that slow things down
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  4. There has been a change in program folks, Both k5 Jimmy's above have left the building. . But that's ok, iv re obtained a vehicle that I sold in the moment that I didn't plan on selling. And was sad when it left. it is basically exactly as I saw it last. Thanks to the owners for taking good care of her while we were separated lol. Reunited with my Ramcharger. Not going to sell it again I know, I change vehicles like some people change pants, but this truck has got some history of being evasive from me. She likes to play hard to get, And now we are going to be inseparable
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  5. Decided to reinstate my CB radio because it would have been really useful on the last run as nobody had a HF radio. So with no room to add another radio, I moved the HF from the passenger footwell to the rearview mirror. I like it up there. There's a lot of weight on that sheet metal tho, so we'll see how long it lasts without me having to do some reinforcements.
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  6. My Xmas prezzie from my honey! I ‘loves’ it! I know, I know, I need to rotate it 180 degrees, the centre is just sitting in place.
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  7. thankfully, easily fixed received_1619548338389978.mp4
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  8. Sold all the Ford stuff. Picked this up today, will look sharp with fireball on the doors, also picked up a 6x6 army truck for parts
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  9. Recovery Gear ratings, winches and wire rope ratings, what do they mean and what do I need. Terminology: 1 ton is 2000lbs, WLL (working load limit), safety of 5:1 and breaking strength. Shockloads Shockloads are intense loads exerted, usually by momentum coming tight on a rope , example of a vehicle pulling a stuck vehicle with alot of slack between them. WLL is the safe working limit of the gear you are using and has a built in safety of 4:1 or 5:1 ratio for breaking strength. Universally accepted rating Breaking strength is the max load the piece of equipment is capable of before it goes into orbit. The average self recovery winch is a 12,000Lb winch. Equipped with a 3/8 wire rope. That wire rope has a safe WLL on average of 4200LBS. Most off road marketed pulley blocks I see are "rated at 20,000lbs" for a 3/8" wire rope, but no WLL given. Those "ratings"are the maximum breaking strength, with no safety factor. In theory the safe WLL would be 4000lbs using that pulley block. The pulley blocks I choose for my 3/8 rope would be rated WLL 2T (2 ton, 4000lbs). That doesn't sound very impressive in the marketing world. So when you see a pulley block that has a "rating of 20,000lbs" for 3/8 rope, remember the WLL will be 1 fifth of that. When selecting pulley blocks to complement your winch, select it for the wire rope size your winch has, if you use a pulley block that is too big for your rope, it will"flatten" the rope under load causing damage and shorten the service life of the rope. Chains , grades and ratings Standard transport grade chain is rated at G70 , common chain used is a 3/8 chain and has a WLL of 6600 lbs and a design factor of 4:1. Chain can be used for rigging anywhere shock loads are not present. I don't have much information or expirence with synthetic rope or synthetic rigging but am currently expirementing with them
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  10. Nothing to update on the ramcharger yet, still waiting on some parts, but in the meantime, iv acquired a 4x4 diesel dodge for a good price, it needs some love, runs great.
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  11. Taking bets for how long until thread update "ramcharger sold, new plans" lol
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  12. Everybody ready for this one? Calling for up to 40 cm of snow and / or up to 50 mm of rain / freezing rain and winds up to 100 km/h. I picked up a generator to keep a few items going if we lose power.
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  13. Man with comms…….
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  14. Very cool! This truck could actually get into deep water situations - most people with a snorkel think they're golden ... joke's on them.
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  15. The yellow truck will get a small wrecker boom, haven't decided what to do with the 6x6
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  16. Good ol dust sheilds. I usually end up bending them and they become very noisy
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  17. Been chasing down a noise for some time now. Thought it was a bearing somewhere in the drivetrain, but just couldn't figure it out. Went wheeling in Stewiake on new years' and it got massively worse on the way home, to the point of screaming. Eventually I found it 20220103_183154_1.mp4 20220103_183154_1.mp4
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  18. Merry Christmas everyone! Hope it was filled with family, friends, fun and food!
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  19. Merry Christmas all! Hope you had a great day / having a great holiday!
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  20. Bought this generic TJ cargo net a while ago, and had an hour spare to make it work. The net is rectangular, so had to do some cutting and switched out the useless velcro for snaps. Really it serves no real purpose other than a faux divider, but I like it
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